- Forensic Anthropologist
- Taphonomical influences of recent, historic and prehistoric skeletons, bloodstain pattern analysis, and 35 mm and digital laboratory and crime scene photography
- Expert in fire death investigation
- Specialized in knife and saw mark analysis on bone
Steven A. Symes, Ph.D., Physical / Forensic Anthropology; Forensic Sciences and Forensic Pathology. (MA & Ph.D., in Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology).
He has been the forensic anthropologist for the Medical Examiners.
Dr. Symes has been involved with hands-on forensic anthropology.
His interests and research involve human skeletal biology with an emphasis on forensic tool mark and fracture pattern interpretation in bone.
His special expertise is in sharp force trauma, i.e., saw and knife marks on bone and cartilage in instances of violent death and dismemberment and mutilation.
Other areas of expertise include blunt force, ballistic, burned and healing trauma in bone.
Dr. Symes has applied his interests in bone trauma and healing by organizing a special multidisciplinary symposium on the history of child abuse recognition.
Include taphonomical influences of recent, historic and prehistoric skeletons, bloodstain pattern analysis, and 35 mm and digital laboratory and crime scene photography.
He has been qualified as an expert for both the prosecution and defense, in the fields of forensic anthropology and bloodstain pattern analysis, and involved with crime scene photography consults.
With a specialty in criminal dismemberment and mutilation, Dr. Symes has worked numerous cases of serial homicides.